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14 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Election of 1852

Pres. Morris announces his bid for reelection, and he is renominated without opposition, despite many in New England unenthusiastic. Hickory is named VP nominee. 

The Republicans have a highly contested convention. Three major candidates aim for the nomination. Marple, an independent moderate, is somewhat a black sheep, having run independent in the last election, costing votes for the Republicans. Miller is a compromise candidate, and Richardson is the more conservative of the three. As Conservatives are the majority of the base, Richardson is able to secure nomination on the third ballot. He lead every ballot. Williams is named VP nominee. 

The American Progress Party Convention is a rather solemn event. Dallsworth hasn't always been a Progress Party member, and is more conservative than the base, appearing more like a Republican. Wesley is seen as Henry 2.0, which makes the expansionists happy, but doesn't excite much of the rest of the convention, which wants the party to stick to new ideas, and sees the party more of a cult for Pres. Henry. The ballot lasts only two rounds, with Wesley winning. He lead in the first ballot by a large margin. Livingston is named VP nominee. 

The general election will favor the Federalists, as SC, GA, AL, and MS refused to send electors, as it will seem like they are reconciling, and they aren't willing to do that. The Progress Party has the edge in the West, and can compete in the Midwest, and South, but they have less guaranteed EVs. For instance, Federalists are the only party on the ballot in New England. 

Results of Round 1:

Morris/Hickory (Fed) 126 EVs 52% PV (New England, NY, PA, NJ, WI, MI, FL)

Wesley/Livingston (Pro) 98 EVs 38% PV  (TN, KY, MO, IL, IN, IA, OH, DE, MD)

Richardson/Williams (Rep) 29 EVs 10% PV (VA, NC, AR)

Results of Round 2:

Voter enthusiasm is about the same for both, but Wesley's is in the West, and Morris's is in the North. Morris is favored to flip states. 

Morris - Fed 149 EV 53% PV (Gains OH) 

Wesley - Pro 104 EV 47% PV (Gains all of RIchardson's states; but loses OH)

I'll post events/decisions sometime after @WVProgressive Morris gives his victory speech

Senator Miller of Maryland conceded the primary after three rounds of voting and enthusiastically endorsed Mr. Richardson. He will go back to serving in the Senate.

In other news, lobbyist Benjamin Brown of Iowa has secured the governor's office as a part of the Federalist party. It in unsure whether he plans to serve two terms.

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Wesley continues to be a NY Senator After Election, Promises a Return

 

Ashborne Richardson from Tennessee wins U.S. House Election

37 year old Richardson from Tennessee is among the youngest elected to the U.S. House from the State. He is a member of the American Progress Party, which is how he got his seat after the APP took Tennessee in the last election. Some say he one of the more progressive members of the party...

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1 hour ago, vcczar said:

Election of 1852

Pres. Morris announces his bid for reelection, and he is renominated without opposition, despite many in New England unenthusiastic. Hickory is named VP nominee. 

The Republicans have a highly contested convention. Three major candidates aim for the nomination. Marple, an independent moderate, is somewhat a black sheep, having run independent in the last election, costing votes for the Republicans. Miller is a compromise candidate, and Richardson is the more conservative of the three. As Conservatives are the majority of the base, Richardson is able to secure nomination on the third ballot. He lead every ballot. Williams is named VP nominee. 

The American Progress Party Convention is a rather solemn event. Dallsworth hasn't always been a Progress Party member, and is more conservative than the base, appearing more like a Republican. Wesley is seen as Henry 2.0, which makes the expansionists happy, but doesn't excite much of the rest of the convention, which wants the party to stick to new ideas, and sees the party more of a cult for Pres. Henry. The ballot lasts only two rounds, with Wesley winning. He lead in the first ballot by a large margin. Livingston is named VP nominee. 

The general election will favor the Federalists, as SC, GA, AL, and MS refused to send electors, as it will seem like they are reconciling, and they aren't willing to do that. The Progress Party has the edge in the West, and can compete in the Midwest, and South, but they have less guaranteed EVs. For instance, Federalists are the only party on the ballot in New England. 

Results of Round 1:

Morris/Hickory (Fed) 126 EVs 52% PV (New England, NY, PA, NJ, WI, MI, FL)

Wesley/Livingston (Pro) 98 EVs 38% PV  (TN, KY, MO, IL, IN, IA, OH, DE, MD)

Richardson/Williams (Rep) 29 EVs 10% PV (VA, NC, AR)

Results of Round 2:

Voter enthusiasm is about the same for both, but Wesley's is in the West, and Morris's is in the North. Morris is favored to flip states. 

Morris - Fed 149 EV 53% PV (Gains OH) 

Wesley - Pro 104 EV 47% PV (Gains all of RIchardson's states; but loses OH)

I'll post events/decisions sometime after @WVProgressive Morris gives his victory speech

Morris on Election win

"Thank you to everyone who voted for me trusting in my now more experienced governing. The last four years taught me a lot of things, that being president is harder than I thought, that being the president means you're not going to be able to stick to you're platform one-hundred percent, that some people will view any compromise as so called flip-flopping instead of a natural part of being president, and many more. I promise that my second term will be focused on putting a stop to secession and winning this war with Mexico."

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State of the Union for Mar 1853

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National Strength: We are a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We are currently ranked a distant 3rd in industrial production behind Great Britain (now in first) and France. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 24 warships. Mexico has a larger army, and we have a larger navy. 

Foreign Affairs: We have a secret treaty with Great Britain. We are at war with Mexico and France. 

Military: We are at war. Our army is doing well in California and Texas. The Naval battles in the Gulf have been inconclusive. We are winning the war, so far, but it is early. 

Economy: The economy is sliding since trade is hampered by the war. Stocks are dropping because of fears of an expanded war and of secession. 

Trade: The tariff is now moderate. Trade is restrict because of the war. 

Budget: We have paid off the debt. Tariff and taxes are moderate. Our budget is at a good level, especially since Great Britain is paying for the war...for now. 

Social Harmony: Harmony is not good. The South threatens to secede while we are at War with Mexico. The primary cause of the secession threat is Florida's status as a Free State. 

Immigration: We had a massive influx of Irish, but we have now banned Irish immigrants. 

Mood of the people: Not good; except for the expansionists, who are happy. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Morris maintains some popularity in New England, but they are upset on how much he's compromised. Much of the country has more respect for him than they had when he was a more puritan abolitionist. 

Party Power: No single party has an advantage, since the country is split between three parties. The Federalists have slightly larger representation in the US House, and now as well in the US Senate. 

Events and Decisions for March 1853-March 1857

1) War with Mexico

The French have linked up with the Mexicans near the first gold mines, ahead of schedule. After initial success, General Taylor Zachary is pushed nearly out of California. French control the Pacific Ocean. 

In Texas, things get even worse as the Mexicans do the same to Scott Winfield’s Army, even without French assistance. 

The Naval Battle in the Gulf is inconclusive still; yet, we are outnumbered. Three cheers to our navy for at least preventing French troops from landing in New Orleans and Galveston. 

Great Britain sends a diplomat to the US offer to join the war in California, if we can keep the war going for 2 more years, when Britain can legally wage war on France. 

2) Bleeding Florida and Bleeding Kansas. 

The Florida legislature filled with French, Spanish, and Seminole-descent Floridians, passes an amendment called the Irrevocable Abolition Act, making the repeal of the Free Status of the state illegal. This causes a huge uproar in the South. 

In Kansas, slaveholders fearing another Florida situation, flood Kansas with settlers, as the territory is most free staters. Violence erupts immediately, as the factions clash. 

Meanwhile, delegates from the states considering secession arrive at the White House demanding what the terms will be in the event we defeat Mexico. They want a guarantee that future TX, NM, AZ, and CA and any territory to the South of this will be made Slave Territories. 

3) Louisiana Sold!

Napoleon III, wishing to make money and avoid having to defend a far-flung colony, sells Louisiana to Mexico, which uses much of the gold its mined to pay for it. France gets a fortune. Rumor has it that with the gold and without Louisiana, that France may leave the war if it turns against them. 

4) Popular Sovereignty Act

To better secure the union Progress and Republicans members have passed a bill aimed to appease the South. Settlers will be the deciding factor for a states status. On top of this, 2/3 of the voters must vote to abolish slavery for it to become a free state. A simple majority will make the state a slave state, but it will bar an interstate slave trade. New England and a few other Northern states denounce the act. They argue that this will make the whole land West of the Mississippi into dozens of bleeding Kansas and bleeding Floridas. 

5) Illegal Irish and German surge. Riots. 

Illegal Irish immigration has become a problem as they have been coming in through Canada and Louisiana. Additionally, Germans, who are not banned from immigration, are now flooding into the country amid Revolutions in Europe. Anti-German riots are occurring in cities. Some have called for a bill to ban Germans now. 

6) Indians attacking settlers and troops 

On top of the war, riots, and settler violence, the French and Mexicans have been rousing Indian Tribes to attack settlers and troops reinforcing our armies. These Indians are those that were part of the Indian Removal from decades ago. 

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15 hours ago, vcczar said:

4) Popular Sovereignty Act

To better secure the union Progress and Republicans members have passed a bill aimed to appease the South. Settlers will be the deciding factor for a states status. On top of this, 2/3 of the voters must vote to abolish slavery for it to become a free state. A simple majority will make the state a slave state, but it will bar an interstate slave trade. New England and a few other Northern states denounce the act. They argue that this will make the whole land West of the Mississippi into dozens of bleeding Kansas and bleeding Floridas. 

I sign the bill reluctantly to appease the south, but New England isn't wrong.

15 hours ago, vcczar said:

5) Illegal Irish and German surge. Riots. 

Illegal Irish immigration has become a problem as they have been coming in through Canada and Louisiana. Additionally, Germans, who are not banned from immigration, are now flooding into the country amid Revolutions in Europe. Anti-German riots are occurring in cities. Some have called for a bill to ban Germans now. 

I'll leave the immigration policy to congress.

15 hours ago, vcczar said:

6) Indians attacking settlers and troops 

On top of the war, riots, and settler violence, the French and Mexicans have been rousing Indian Tribes to attack settlers and troops reinforcing our armies. These Indians are those that were part of the Indian Removal from decades ago. 

Expand the war to the Indians territory.

15 hours ago, vcczar said:

3) Louisiana Sold!

Napoleon III, wishing to make money and avoid having to defend a far-flung colony, sells Louisiana to Mexico, which uses much of the gold its mined to pay for it. France gets a fortune. Rumor has it that with the gold and without Louisiana, that France may leave the war if it turns against them. 

This could be good news for us if we can get France out of the war

15 hours ago, vcczar said:

Great Britain sends a diplomat to the US offer to join the war in California, if we can keep the war going for 2 more years, when Britain can legally wage war on France. 

Accept the British offer, make sure Britain under stands our gratitude.

16 hours ago, vcczar said:

Meanwhile, delegates from the states considering secession arrive at the White House demanding what the terms will be in the event we defeat Mexico. They want a guarantee that future TX, NM, AZ, and CA and any territory to the South of this will be made Slave Territories. 

Accept their offer, a united union is worth it.

16 hours ago, vcczar said:

In Kansas, slaveholders fearing another Florida situation, flood Kansas with settlers, as the territory is most free staters. Violence erupts immediately, as the factions clash. 

 Our military is stretched thin as it is, denounce the violence on both sides but we will not be able to go any further.

16 hours ago, vcczar said:

The Florida legislature filled with French, Spanish, and Seminole-descent Floridians, passes an amendment called the Irrevocable Abolition Act, making the repeal of the Free Status of the state illegal. This causes a huge uproar in the South. 

Can't we bring this to the supreme surly something about it's unconstitutional.

16 hours ago, vcczar said:

The Naval Battle in the Gulf is inconclusive still; yet, we are outnumbered. Three cheers to our navy for at least preventing French troops from landing in New Orleans and Galveston. 

Is there any way to re-enforce our navy here?

16 hours ago, vcczar said:

The French have linked up with the Mexicans near the first gold mines, ahead of schedule. After initial success, General Taylor Zachary is pushed nearly out of California. French control the Pacific Ocean. 

In Texas, things get even worse as the Mexicans do the same to Scott Winfield’s Army, even without French assistance. 

Are the militia we raised ready to begin re-enforcing our armies?

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4 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

I'll leave the immigration policy to congress.

Congress passes a German immigration bill that bans German immigrants. The bill is really an amendment to the Irish ban law. The new German Ban Act is on your desk. 

4 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

 Our military is stretched thin as it is, denounce the violence on both sides but we will not be able to go any further.

Violence continues, becoming a domestic focus point for the next election. 

4 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

Can't we bring this to the supreme surly something about it's unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court, siding with the president, rules Florida's new constitutional amendment as unconstitutional. This result energizes the slave states, who send in settlers into Florida. Violence ensues. 

4 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

Is there any way to re-enforce our navy here?

Not until the British join.

4 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

Are the militia we raised ready to begin re-enforcing our armies?

Pres. Morris raises more militia and they march to reinforce our troops. 

Meanwhile, General Taylor Zachary is forced out of California by French and Mexican troops. However, as reinforcements arrive, they are able to push back into California, holding a position about 100 miles into California. 

In Texas, Scott Winfield deflects an attempts by Mexican troops to throw US forces out of Texas. With Reinforcements arrived, General Winfield pushes the Mexicans back to central Texas. 

In the naval battle, things are still inconclusive. 

A few months later, having taken Mexican gold, and unable to drop off French troops into Texas and New Orleans, the French navy begins to withdraw from the Gulf of Mexico. Similarly, French troops begin to withdraw from Mexico, tricking Mexico by stating that the troops are rushing to intercept a US force near San Francisco.  

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4 hours ago, vcczar said:

Congress passes a German immigration bill that bans German immigrants. The bill is really an amendment to the Irish ban law. The new German Ban Act is on your desk. 

I guess I'll sign if it keeps people happy.

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4 hours ago, vcczar said:

Violence continues, becoming a domestic focus point for the next election. 

The Supreme Court, siding with the president, rules Florida's new constitutional amendment as unconstitutional. This result energizes the slave states, who send in settlers into Florida. Violence ensues. 

I bring the leaders of all sides to the table and try to reach a compromise.

4 hours ago, vcczar said:

Not until the British join.

Pres. Morris raises more militia and they march to reinforce our troops. 

Meanwhile, General Taylor Zachary is forced out of California by French and Mexican troops. However, as reinforcements arrive, they are able to push back into California, holding a position about 100 miles into California. 

In Texas, Scott Winfield deflects an attempts by Mexican troops to throw US forces out of Texas. With Reinforcements arrived, General Winfield pushes the Mexicans back to central Texas. 

In the naval battle, things are still inconclusive. 

A few months later, having taken Mexican gold, and unable to drop off French troops into Texas and New Orleans, the French navy begins to withdraw from the Gulf of Mexico. Similarly, French troops begin to withdraw from Mexico, tricking Mexico by stating that the troops are rushing to intercept a US force near San Francisco.  

I guess we'll have to wait to re-enforce the naval front but on land I think current affairs are turning in our favor and will continue our current policy. 

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State of the Union for Election Day 1856

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National Strength: We are a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We are currently ranked a distant 3rd in industrial production behind Great Britain (now in first) and France. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 20 warships, having had 4 ships sunk in the war.

Foreign Affairs: We have a secret treaty with Great Britain. We are at war with Mexico and France. 

Military: We are at war. Our army is doing well in California and Texas. The Naval battles in the Gulf have been inconclusive, but the French are exiting the war. 

Economy: The economy is sliding since trade is hampered by the war. Stocks are dropping because of fears of an expanded war and of secession. 

Trade: The tariff is now moderate. Trade is restrict because of the war. 

Budget: We have paid off the debt. Tariff and taxes are moderate. Our budget is at a good level, especially since Great Britain is paying for the war...for now. 

Social Harmony: Harmony is not good. Both the North and the South have threats for secession. Florida and Kansas are bloody messes. 

Immigration: restrictive. We have banned Irish and German immigration. Some believe that such bans are detrimental to commerce and production. Others believe that immigration restriction is needed to maintain purity and keep wages higher. 

Mood of the people: Not good; except for the expansionists, who are happy. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Morris has lost support in his own party and is strangely popular among the American Progress Party!

Party Power: No single party has an advantage, since the country is split between three parties. The Federalists have slightly larger representation in the US House, and now as well in the US Senate. Republicans are the smallest party. A new States Rights Party in the Deep South and Liberty Party in New England have formed over the slavery issue. Five Parties now exist. 

Will Pres. Morris run for, yet, another term? @WVProgressive  With five political parties now active, the next election is likely to a two round affair. The voters are more polarized on this issue than ever, which may result in a moderate getting overwhelmed in round 1. Please quote this entire post and fill out the below.

Name and office:

Residence state:

Party (Federalist, American Progress, Republican, States Rights or Liberty):

Platform (The issues in bold, above, are the major issues for this election):

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1 hour ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election Day 1856

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National Strength: We are a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We are currently ranked a distant 3rd in industrial production behind Great Britain (now in first) and France. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 20 warships, having had 4 ships sunk in the war.

Foreign Affairs: We have a secret treaty with Great Britain. We are at war with Mexico and France. 

Military: We are at war. Our army is doing well in California and Texas. The Naval battles in the Gulf have been inconclusive, but the French are exiting the war. 

Economy: The economy is sliding since trade is hampered by the war. Stocks are dropping because of fears of an expanded war and of secession. 

Trade: The tariff is now moderate. Trade is restrict because of the war. 

Budget: We have paid off the debt. Tariff and taxes are moderate. Our budget is at a good level, especially since Great Britain is paying for the war...for now. 

Social Harmony: Harmony is not good. Both the North and the South have threats for secession. Florida and Kansas are bloody messes. 

Immigration: restrictive. We have banned Irish and German immigration. Some believe that such bans are detrimental to commerce and production. Others believe that immigration restriction is needed to maintain purity and keep wages higher. 

Mood of the people: Not good; except for the expansionists, who are happy. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Morris has lost support in his own party and is strangely popular among the American Progress Party!

Party Power: No single party has an advantage, since the country is split between three parties. The Federalists have slightly larger representation in the US House, and now as well in the US Senate. Republicans are the smallest party. A new States Rights Party in the Deep South and Liberty Party in New England have formed over the slavery issue. Five Parties now exist. 

Will Pres. Morris run for, yet, another term? @WVProgressive  With five political parties now active, the next election is likely to a two round affair. The voters are more polarized on this issue than ever, which may result in a moderate getting overwhelmed in round 1. Please quote this entire post and fill out the below.

Name and office:

Residence state:

Party (Federalist, American Progress, Republican, States Rights or Liberty):

Platform (The issues in bold, above, are the major issues for this election):

Name and office: President Elijah Morris

Residence state: Massachusetts

Party (Federalist, American Progress, Republican, States Rights or Liberty): American Progress (Formerly Federalist)

Platform: 

States Rights Party: These men are no better than the northern extremists who wish for secession the only difference being which states they want to see secede. 

Liberty Party: Though I sympathize with these people in spirit, abolition simply isn't practical and I also denounce the leaders for having secessionist sympathies . 

Immigration: As president I will seek a compromise on Immigration, perhaps we can give states more autonomy to decide their own immigration policy. 

Bloody Kansas and Florida: Try to come to a compromise that pleases all sides. 

Harmony and Mood:  Use a war victory and expansion to instill pride in America and promote One-Nationism.

Mexican-American War: Continue this war until we emerge victorious. 

Secession: Secession is illegal and I will go to any length to ensure our nation remains one.

 

 

 

 

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Name and position: Senator John Wesley

Residential state: New York

Party: Progress

Platform: 

National Strength: Continue Former President Henry's interactive foreign policy and hold the position as the biggest nation in the Western Hemisphere.

Military Strength: Keep the military at realistic levels as to combat all threats bordering our country.

Foreign Affairs: Finish the War in Mexico and continue to expand the United States.

Military: Same as above

Economy: Use the war to employ the laborers of the North in order to establish America's arms industry.

Trade: Deal with our limited trade as we have now, but expand it after the war to make our war industries stay relevant and provide arms abroad.

Budget: Maintaining a stable budget is key to growth.

Social Harmony: Continue to denounce the radical extremists of all sides, and secretly hope that they kill eachother off before one side gets too powerful.

Immigration: Once the war is over, analyze which positions are available and open immigration to those Irish and Germans with special skills. Also, set up immigration so that the Irish and Germans are allowed to populate the western frontier.

Mood of the people: Try to grow unity among the people of our nation, as that is a key issue of the American Progress Party.

Popularity of the Incumbent: As Wesley is a center party figure, use Morris's decisions and old party against him to pull through in the primary.

Party Power: As John Wesley is the leader of the Party, and has maintained the Party successfully, the party is organized to make gains.

 

Create a VP for a different party: Senator Al Richards of Massachusetts for the Liberty Party

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2 hours ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election Day 1856

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National Strength: We are a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We are currently ranked a distant 3rd in industrial production behind Great Britain (now in first) and France. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 20 warships, having had 4 ships sunk in the war.

Foreign Affairs: We have a secret treaty with Great Britain. We are at war with Mexico and France. 

Military: We are at war. Our army is doing well in California and Texas. The Naval battles in the Gulf have been inconclusive, but the French are exiting the war. 

Economy: The economy is sliding since trade is hampered by the war. Stocks are dropping because of fears of an expanded war and of secession. 

Trade: The tariff is now moderate. Trade is restrict because of the war. 

Budget: We have paid off the debt. Tariff and taxes are moderate. Our budget is at a good level, especially since Great Britain is paying for the war...for now. 

Social Harmony: Harmony is not good. Both the North and the South have threats for secession. Florida and Kansas are bloody messes. 

Immigration: restrictive. We have banned Irish and German immigration. Some believe that such bans are detrimental to commerce and production. Others believe that immigration restriction is needed to maintain purity and keep wages higher. 

Mood of the people: Not good; except for the expansionists, who are happy. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Morris has lost support in his own party and is strangely popular among the American Progress Party!

Party Power: No single party has an advantage, since the country is split between three parties. The Federalists have slightly larger representation in the US House, and now as well in the US Senate. Republicans are the smallest party. A new States Rights Party in the Deep South and Liberty Party in New England have formed over the slavery issue. Five Parties now exist. 

Will Pres. Morris run for, yet, another term? @WVProgressive  With five political parties now active, the next election is likely to a two round affair. The voters are more polarized on this issue than ever, which may result in a moderate getting overwhelmed in round 1. Please quote this entire post and fill out the below.

Name and office:

Residence state:

Party (Federalist, American Progress, Republican, States Rights or Liberty):

Platform (The issues in bold, above, are the major issues for this election):

Senator Jackson Williams

Georgia

Republican

Military: This should prove to be our primary focus as we move forward to unite the nation in this glorious war to expand out borders! I am entirely supportive of emboldening expansion with all of our might.

Social Harmony: I think the war brings the country together but by and large I speak for the America outside of New England that celebrates our heritage and does not seek to destroy it.

Immigration: This is absolutely perfect, we cannot allow our Native White American population to be usurped by European immigrants.

Slavery: We must make abolition illegal, this is entirely a state issue and shall remain as such, the Federal government has no place in this and cannot be allowed to infringe on our 10th Amendment Rights. I make a plea to the State's Rights Party to join my Conservative Republican campaign to better represent our values.

Budget and Government Size: I am a giant supporter of a tiny Federal Government.

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9 hours ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election Day 1856

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National Strength: We are a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We are currently ranked a distant 3rd in industrial production behind Great Britain (now in first) and France. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 20 warships, having had 4 ships sunk in the war.

Foreign Affairs: We have a secret treaty with Great Britain. We are at war with Mexico and France. 

Military: We are at war. Our army is doing well in California and Texas. The Naval battles in the Gulf have been inconclusive, but the French are exiting the war. 

Economy: The economy is sliding since trade is hampered by the war. Stocks are dropping because of fears of an expanded war and of secession. 

Trade: The tariff is now moderate. Trade is restrict because of the war. 

Budget: We have paid off the debt. Tariff and taxes are moderate. Our budget is at a good level, especially since Great Britain is paying for the war...for now. 

Social Harmony: Harmony is not good. Both the North and the South have threats for secession. Florida and Kansas are bloody messes. 

Immigration: restrictive. We have banned Irish and German immigration. Some believe that such bans are detrimental to commerce and production. Others believe that immigration restriction is needed to maintain purity and keep wages higher. 

Mood of the people: Not good; except for the expansionists, who are happy. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Morris has lost support in his own party and is strangely popular among the American Progress Party!

Party Power: No single party has an advantage, since the country is split between three parties. The Federalists have slightly larger representation in the US House, and now as well in the US Senate. Republicans are the smallest party. A new States Rights Party in the Deep South and Liberty Party in New England have formed over the slavery issue. Five Parties now exist. 

Will Pres. Morris run for, yet, another term? @WVProgressive  With five political parties now active, the next election is likely to a two round affair. The voters are more polarized on this issue than ever, which may result in a moderate getting overwhelmed in round 1. Please quote this entire post and fill out the below.

Name and office:

Residence state:

Party (Federalist, American Progress, Republican, States Rights or Liberty):

Platform (The issues in bold, above, are the major issues for this election):

Name and position: Senator Earl L. Richardson

Residential state: Arkansas

Party: Republican

Platform (have a position on the bold sections of this State of the Union):

- continue the war until we have won, if we seem to lose enact a conscription law. Focus on expansionism to make our great country even greater. Fulfill our destiny and so the tensions within our communities will ease again.

- I am against secession of any type, as I believe in our wonderful Union and I think electing an experienced politician to the White House would make states less likely to secede. Richardson will be a president for all Americans, we will attempt to ease the pains of all whether they are living in the North, South or West.

- hindering secession and winning a profit in our war will bring back a dynamic economy. The people will thank us later. We need stable leadership and I offer this.

- Respect Florida as slave state, if people decided that way. Admit, if possible through the war, Louisiana and Texas as slave states to balance the needs of the South. I still believe the issue of slavery would be best settled through referendums in the states. The peoples interests matter first.

- admit Kansas immediately to the Union. People might calm down afterwards.

- Irish and German immigration is a danger to some, but it could also be possibility for our Southern brothers to gain new laborers. If Irish and German settlement is allowed in small capacities try to relocate them in Southern states. This would also ease the dependency to slavery which causes much of the tensions in our nation.

Willing to serve as Williams' VP.

Create a VP for a different party: 

Patrick O'Connor (1798-1869), Representative for Connecticut's 4th district since 1843.

Federalist

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12 hours ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election Day 1856

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National Strength: We are a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We are currently ranked a distant 3rd in industrial production behind Great Britain (now in first) and France. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 20 warships, having had 4 ships sunk in the war.

Foreign Affairs: We have a secret treaty with Great Britain. We are at war with Mexico and France. 

Military: We are at war. Our army is doing well in California and Texas. The Naval battles in the Gulf have been inconclusive, but the French are exiting the war. 

Economy: The economy is sliding since trade is hampered by the war. Stocks are dropping because of fears of an expanded war and of secession. 

Trade: The tariff is now moderate. Trade is restrict because of the war. 

Budget: We have paid off the debt. Tariff and taxes are moderate. Our budget is at a good level, especially since Great Britain is paying for the war...for now. 

Social Harmony: Harmony is not good. Both the North and the South have threats for secession. Florida and Kansas are bloody messes. 

Immigration: restrictive. We have banned Irish and German immigration. Some believe that such bans are detrimental to commerce and production. Others believe that immigration restriction is needed to maintain purity and keep wages higher. 

Mood of the people: Not good; except for the expansionists, who are happy. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Morris has lost support in his own party and is strangely popular among the American Progress Party!

Party Power: No single party has an advantage, since the country is split between three parties. The Federalists have slightly larger representation in the US House, and now as well in the US Senate. Republicans are the smallest party. A new States Rights Party in the Deep South and Liberty Party in New England have formed over the slavery issue. Five Parties now exist. 

Will Pres. Morris run for, yet, another term? @WVProgressive  With five political parties now active, the next election is likely to a two round affair. The voters are more polarized on this issue than ever, which may result in a moderate getting overwhelmed in round 1. Please quote this entire post and fill out the below.

Name and office:

Residence state:

Party (Federalist, American Progress, Republican, States Rights or Liberty):

Platform (The issues in bold, above, are the major issues for this election):

Name and office: Governor Joshua Harris

Residence state: New York

Party (Federalist, American Progress, Republican, States Rights or Liberty): Federalist

Platform: 

States Rights Party: The Federalists and Gov. Harris views this party as secessionists bent on the destruction of the Union. There is no place for them, currently in our society.

Liberty Party: Gov. Harris sends a few overtures to the Liberty party over their shared values. Harris believes in eventual abolition, and slightly increased immigration to compensate. 

Immigration: Harris works to convince his party that the possibility of increased immigration could be better in the long run. For now, he stays the party line and says only limited immigration should be happening as of now.

Bloody Kansas and Florida: Bloody Kansas is a weakness of the Administration, who has done nothing to prevent it. Harris calls for some of the militias to be sent in to Kansas to stop the fighting. Harris claims the President's absolute surrender to the South caused the Florida mess we're in now.

Harmony and Mood:  A victory in the war would be a good confidence booster for our nation. Additionally, work to secure better trade agreements with others, mostly Britain, to increase prosperity.

Mexican-American War: Gov. Harris believes the Mexicans are on their back legs and a hard push will knock them out of the war. Perhaps the Southwest is on the table.

Secession: Secession is illegal, and Gov. Harris would do anything to make sure the Union stays whole. Regardless of which state is seceding, it is wrong in every instance.

Pop. of Incumbent: Gov. Harris uses the fury of the Federalists at the President's betrayal of their party. He calls for every Federalist in the administration to resign in protest immediately.

VP Candidate: Rep. Martin Holdsbrook of SC-2, State's Rights Party

 

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Ok, I need one candidate for the States Rights Party and one candidate for the Liberty Party. I'll allow people to create two presidential candidates in this election, since we have 5 parties. 

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Governor Baron Brown Runs for the States Rights Party

 

State: Mississippi

 

Platform: WE GOTTA EXPAND SLAVERY AND KILL ABOLITIONISTS!

 

WE HAVE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

 

BAN IMMIGRATION UNLESS WE HAVE A RULE FOR INDENTURED SERVITUDE

 

ABOLISH UNIVERSAL WHITE MALE SUFFRAGE

 

MAKE SLAVES COUNT AS ONE WHOLE PERSON TO EXPAND OUR VOTES

 

FIGHT THE PUNY ANTI SLAVERY ROYALISTS IF THEY DARE SECEDE

 

USE STATE MILITIAS TO MAKE FLORIDA AND KANSAS SLAVE HAVEN!!!

 

I AM BARON BROWN AND WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THE SOUTH AND AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

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7 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Ok, I need one candidate for the States Rights Party and one candidate for the Liberty Party. I'll allow people to create two presidential candidates in this election, since we have 5 parties. 

Name and office: Rep. Thaddeus Prince

Residence state: Georgia

Party (Federalist, American Progress, Republican, States Rights or Liberty): State's Rights (Formerly Republican)

Platform: 

States Rights Party: Our party will work on behalf of those who believe in a state's right to have the power to control it's own laws. 

Liberty Party: The liberty party is a nationalist excuse for the North. At least with the Progress and Federalists, it's disguised.

Immigration: Thaddeus calls for a near-end to immigration as it is. We don't need more people in the U.S. and certainly not those from countries like Ireland or Germany.

Bloody Kansas and Florida: This would've been all solved if they would've listened to the South's concerns in the first place. They now have to live with the consequences of their actions. If elected, we would work with the Kansas and Florida state legislatures to find compromise for the time being before incorporated as slave states.

Harmony and Mood:  A victory in the war is tantamount and Mexico must become a slave state, or a series of slave states.

Mexican-American War: Rep. Prince wants Mexico integrated into the U.S. eventually and become a series of slave states.

Secession: Rep. Prince is conflicted about secession. Primarily, he believes that the South is an important part to the Union. Secondarily, if the North imposes their laws on the South, then yes, secession is inevitable.

Pop. of Incumbent: The President is a sorry excuse for a human being and can't fathom letting people run for 3 terms

VP Candidate: Sen. Nathaniel Jorsten of Alabama, Republican

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38 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Ok, I need one candidate for the States Rights Party and one candidate for the Liberty Party. I'll allow people to create two presidential candidates in this election, since we have 5 parties. 

Name and position: Lt. Gov. Thomas Cassius Holden since 1854 (1793-1872)

Residential state: Vermont

Party: Liberty Party

Platform (have a position on the bold sections of this State of the Union):

- end the war and our engagement in war crimes immediately as it is a crime against humanity to invade foreign countries for greedy purposes. Have our armies only ready to defend our country.

- abolish slavery once and for all and declare it unconstitutional. Suppress any revolution in the cotton states. Put slave holders and traders on trial. Free black people and arm them

- grant the right to vote to all people above an age of 16 years. This includes women, black people and immigrants. 

- Secession is illegal and treat any advocate for it as an enemy combatant 

- Immediately end our inhumane policies against the Irish and German immigrants. The Liberty Party argues for open borders

- instead of spending money on an ever larger army focus on internal improvement to ensure living quality for our people. 

Create a VP for a different party: 

Mark Josiah Hamilton (1804-1871), Representative for Maryland's 1st district since 1851.

Progress

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Vice President Frederick C. Dallsworth pronounced dead; August 29th, 1856 in Newark home at age 75

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22 hours ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election Day 1856

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National Strength: We are a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We are currently ranked a distant 3rd in industrial production behind Great Britain (now in first) and France. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 20 warships, having had 4 ships sunk in the war.

Foreign Affairs: We have a secret treaty with Great Britain. We are at war with Mexico and France. 

Military: We are at war. Our army is doing well in California and Texas. The Naval battles in the Gulf have been inconclusive, but the French are exiting the war. 

Economy: The economy is sliding since trade is hampered by the war. Stocks are dropping because of fears of an expanded war and of secession. 

Trade: The tariff is now moderate. Trade is restrict because of the war. 

Budget: We have paid off the debt. Tariff and taxes are moderate. Our budget is at a good level, especially since Great Britain is paying for the war...for now. 

Social Harmony: Harmony is not good. Both the North and the South have threats for secession. Florida and Kansas are bloody messes. 

Immigration: restrictive. We have banned Irish and German immigration. Some believe that such bans are detrimental to commerce and production. Others believe that immigration restriction is needed to maintain purity and keep wages higher. 

Mood of the people: Not good; except for the expansionists, who are happy. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: Pres. Morris has lost support in his own party and is strangely popular among the American Progress Party!

Party Power: No single party has an advantage, since the country is split between three parties. The Federalists have slightly larger representation in the US House, and now as well in the US Senate. Republicans are the smallest party. A new States Rights Party in the Deep South and Liberty Party in New England have formed over the slavery issue. Five Parties now exist. 

Will Pres. Morris run for, yet, another term? @WVProgressive  With five political parties now active, the next election is likely to a two round affair. The voters are more polarized on this issue than ever, which may result in a moderate getting overwhelmed in round 1. Please quote this entire post and fill out the below.

Name and office:

Residence state:

Party (Federalist, American Progress, Republican, States Rights or Liberty):

Platform (The issues in bold, above, are the major issues for this election):

Name and office: Federalist Senate Leader Andrew Woodbury

Residence state: New Hampshire

Party (Federalist, American Progress, Republican, States Rights or Liberty): Woodbury is a name in the convention at the Liberty Party convention, though not officially seeking the nomination. He has made it clear he would reluctantly accept the nomination if he is chosen, as he is discontent with the false promises of Pres. Morris and leans heavily on his Tory and abolitionist background. 

Platform (The issues in bold, above, are the major issues for this election):

 

Military: We must rapidly re-militarize and raise all troops possible to end the war. Seek immediate British aid and work closely with them to end the war. They are our cousins, and a major player on the world stage. We want them not only as military allies, but as domestic friends and a strong trade partner. 

Social Harmony: We must ignore the calls of the Southern states to relent on key issues, but work to lower taxes on the South. 

Immigration: Immigrants are working in American factories and taking jobs from hardworking Americans. As President, any immigration restriction that lands at my desk will be enthusiastically signed. 

Slavery: We must work not only to contain slavery, but to quickly eradicate it. All territories gained in the Mexican-American war will be Free Territories, as it has been made obvious that popular sovereignty is a bloody mess. Slavery is a moral sin, and this administration will hopefully see it's end. 

Budget and Government Size: The government must have an increased role in American society, and raising taxes and tariffs is to be expected in times of crisis. Our vast internal improvements were paid for by the government, and are a primary reason that we are paving the way forward in industrial growth, even surpassing Prussia. 

The South: Secession will be treated as a rebellion, and armed forces will be swiftly moved in to quell the rebellion. All rebels will be persecuted, and if needed the military will be stationed to prevent further revolts. 

VP Candidate:

Federalist Governor William Gates of Delaware, son of Former President Gates

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Election of 1856

In a strange turn of events, Pres. Morris rejects to run for renomination as a Federalists, opting for the American Progress Party nomination, a party that is more supportive of Morris than the Federalists are. However, John Wesley, a protege of former Pres. Henry, sees himself as the the rightful leader of his party. Can Morris take the standard away from the Henry establishment within the party? The Convention is expected to be a tight affair. 

Now without party leader Morris, Federalists field Joshua Harris. He aims to appeal to Liberty Party voters. Part of his platform is direct attack against the "betrayal" of Morris. O'Connor is named the VP nominee. 

For Republicans, Jackson Williams runs as an ultra-conservative in hopes of keeping the States Rights Party from taking away potential electoral votes. However, Earl Richardson is running as a more establishment Republican. This should also be a very tight convention. 

Baron Brown, running a platform of unimaginable conservatism, and Thaddeus Prince, running on a moderate States Rights platform, are the nominees for this new party. 

Thomas Cassius Holden is the Liberty Party nominee, and he runs on a very liberal platform, calling for the immediate abolition of slavery, among other liberal reforms. Richards is the VP nominee

American Progress Convention

Wesley wins the support of Southern states and Western Slave States, while Morris wins the support of the more populous Midwest and Western Free States. Morris and Wesley split the Midwest states, but Morris gets PA and NY, which are more populous. In a rebuke to Morris, Wesley gains the support of NH and ME, formerly support of states of Morris. However, Morris gets the more populous MA, CT, RI. He also gets VT. Morris leads in the first Ballot, and is just short of securing victory. 

Morris has the power of incumbency, and as a wartime president during a war that has turned toward victory, he has more leverage in flipping states. The pro-expansionist border states of MO and KY flip, giving Morris just what he needs for nomination. Hamilton is named the VP nominee. 

Republican Convention

In what I had expected to a close convention ended up not being so. Williams took the Deep South and most of the Upper South, but Richardson won every free state delegate, as well as Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, Kentucky, Delaware, and his home state of Arkansas. Richardson wins on the first ballot. Jorsten is named VP. 

States Rights Convention

The States Rights party, already extremist, easily nominates Brown over Prince, who is deemed to similar to a Republican or an American Progress party member. Holdsbrook is the VP nominee. 

1st Round

Morris/Hamilton (Pro) 70 EV 25% PV [NJ, DE, PA, MD, KY, MO, IA

Harris/O'Connor (Fed) 75 EV 20% PV [NH, CT, NY, IL, IN, WI

Richardson/Jorsten (Rep) 41 EV 20% PV  [VA, NC, AR, TN

Holden/Richards (Lib) 62 EV 15 % PV [ME, VT, MA, RI, FL, OH, MI

Brown/Holdsbrook (SR) 34 EV 10% PV [SC, GA, AL, MS

2nd Round

Morris/Hamilton (Pro) 137 EVs 49% PV [took all Rep states + FL and OH

Harris/O'Connor (Fed) 111 EVs 41% PV [All Lib, except FL and OH

None SC, GA, AL, MS refuse to cast electors in the 2nd round. 

***Morris wins reelection to a 3rd term. Both the Deep South and New England discuss the possibility of secession!***

 
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